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With the Platinum Edition reissue of the 2013 bombshell “Beyoncé,” Queen Bey has released a new single that is simultaneously disarming and calculated.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of Frank Wedekind’s “Spring Awakening,” which ran in the Loeb Ex from Nov. 14 to Nov. 22 and was translated and directed by kat baus ’15, was a piece that inspired mixed emotions. On the one hand, it was well staged and delicately acted. On the other hand, set against those not insignificant virtues was the impression that the actual text of “Spring Awakening” is not a very good play qua play.
The opening of “Hood Billionaire,” Rick Ross’s newest album, is an imagined multi-million-dollar drug deal arranged via collect call from prison. “Intro,” this conversation-turned-opening-track, is an appropriate start to the album, since it’s about as clichéd and brazen as the rest of the material on “Hood Billionaire.”
Assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested for multiple counts of child sex abuse in November 2011. "Happy Valley" explores the aftermath of this incident on the Penn State community and disgraced head coach Joe Paterno.
Honestly, the degree of commitment vis-à-vis the actual quality of the album is embarrassing. There’s something fundamentally lame about this wasted effort—the listener is left with a small kernel of pity for this anachronistic dinosaur of an album that makes it impossible to regard with anything more than condescension.
There’s a strange pleasure in beholding this album—like holding a high-grade, expensive drill or some other piece of uninspired utilitarian hardware.
In his documentary “Happy Valley,” director Amir Bar-Lev explores the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
“Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation” consists of 13 “rings” of sound focused about a central core. The rings themselves draw from a wide variety of sounds, including sine tones, a piano, percussion, and found objects, all presented in a periodic manner.
Dylan R. Schaffer offers some hope for the music industry moving forward and offers some tips for becoming a thoughtful consumer of music.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s production of “Bat Boy,” which runs until Nov. 23, wins points for consistency, wittiness, and overall polish. With a sophisticated, clever set and costume design, and self-aware actors who toe the line between the campy and the commonplace, “Bat Boy” takes a vivacious relish in the overall absurdity that permeates the production.
“’Tis a Pity She Was a Whore,” David Bowie’s newly released single off the upcoming retrospective “Nothing Has Changed,” blends classic rock music and modernism with flair typical of the iconic art rocker.
Artwork lines the walls of the newly-opened Hutchins Center. The artwork reflects on and praises the African lifestyle.